G. Ward Wilson

G. Ward Wilson is Professor of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering at the University of Alberta and brings over 25 years of industrial experience to his practice in advanced mine waste management and unsaturated soil mechanics. In his capacity as the NSERC/COSIA Industrial Research Chair in Oil Sands Tailings Geotechnique and Principal Investigator of the Oil Sands Tailings Research Facility, Dr. Wilson is currently engaged in tailings management research for the oil sands industry. Dr. Wilson has extensive work experience as a consulting engineer and has maintained a strong industrial focus through his research programs at the University of Alberta and at the University of British Columbia where he serves as an Adjunct Professor.